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by mk209
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: I.Mc Sugar Tongs
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: I.Mc Sugar Tongs

This has been ascribed to James McEwan of Glasgow (Possibly) by Edinburgh Incorporation of Goldsmiths.

Matt.
by mk209
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Pseudo marks and maker I.D
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Pseudo marks and maker I.D

I finally gave in and bought these three tablespoons. As usual things like this get sold as London items, these were sold as 1798 London spoons but they aren’t. Any ideas as I’ve drawn a blank so far? The ‘date’ letter is a G not a C. The back has a slight rib at the top similar to Scottish spoons. ...
by mk209
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Unregistered IR & DD mark?
Replies: 1
Views: 2257

Unregistered IR & DD mark?

I think this is another of those Newcastle partnership early unregistered marks. John Robertson I and David Darling. Nice tongs. Anyone seen this mark before?

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Matt.
by mk209
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: WZ William Zeigler spoons
Replies: 1
Views: 1242

WZ William Zeigler spoons

I have not come across this mark before of William Zeigler. From the marks it would appear they date around 1797-1805.
Does anyone know if he made much silver?

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by mk209
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: James Hamilton spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Re: James Hamilton spoon

Thanks Trev, that’s great news! 8oz is really not much. The teaspoon weighs 15g so there’s a possibility of only 16/17 teaspoons but probably much less. It would be interesting to know if like the Exeter records the list of items is known. This is nearly as good as the James Niner one of only two te...
by mk209
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: James Hamilton spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

James Hamilton spoon

Not sure if James Hamilton made much as his working career wasn’t that long and I’ve not seen items by him until now? Here’s a fiddle without shoulders teaspoon from 1825: http://i68.tinypic.com/fz5ele.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/23izbz9.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/2d9she1.jpg Matt.
by mk209
Mon May 27, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: BN - who is the maker?
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

Re: BN - who is the maker?

That was my fear Trev! :-)

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by mk209
Mon May 27, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: BN - who is the maker?
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

BN - who is the maker?

Can’t seem to find who BN is? Very typical Irish brightcut teaspoon which I think dates from 1794-6 going the shape of the duty marks.

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by mk209
Sat May 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: James Niner - an extremely rare maker......
Replies: 2
Views: 4466

Re: James Niner - an extremely rare maker......

Here is the list of the 22 items sent to assay by James Niner:

1 Box
2 Lancet cases
1 Breast plate
1 Cup
1 Fork
1 Ladle
4 Salt Ladles
4 Medals
1 Pair of spectacles
2 Mustard spoons
1 Tablespoon
2 Teaspoons
1 Gold ring

Source: Miles Harrison - Exeter & West Country Silver.
by mk209
Sat May 25, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: James Niner - an extremely rare maker......
Replies: 2
Views: 4466

James Niner - an extremely rare maker......

.....In fact James Crosswood Niner of 44 King st, Devonport, Plymouth, only ever sent 2 teaspoons to assay! Here is one of them dated 1825: http://i63.tinypic.com/2h3d6bm.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/1pb6nd.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/2nlsad5.jpg In his book Miles Harrison has noted that James is recor...
by mk209
Wed May 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: IH Joseph Hicks? Bright cut teaspoons
Replies: 7
Views: 6281

Re: IH Joseph Hicks? Bright cut teaspoons

This is just what I’ve been looking for, a dateable example. It’s a brightcut tablespoon dated 1787.


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by mk209
Fri May 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: I.G and pseudo lion 1730’s style sugar tongs
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Re: I.G and pseudo lion 1730’s style sugar tongs

Ok thanks Trev, the lion looked a bit odd but the 1740’s lions did vary quite a bit. I haven’t enough good marks here to check as most 1740’s marks are squashed or worn! These marks were quite good.
by mk209
Fri May 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: I.G and pseudo lion 1730’s style sugar tongs
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

I.G and pseudo lion 1730’s style sugar tongs

These 1730’s style sugar tongs are marked on both the finger rings with I.G and a pseudo lion. Any idea who the maker and where they come from? http://i66.tinypic.com/v597yv.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/b5mkpc.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/106f37m.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/2hpiq77.jpg Matt.
by mk209
Thu May 16, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: ID on a dessert spoon of 1790
Replies: 1
Views: 1871

Re: ID on a dessert spoon of 1790

Forgot to update this: This ID mark is an overstamp. There are 3 marks in total! 1. The maker appears to be Charles Hougham. 2. The second overstamp is that of IL - Joh Lias, the brightcut engraving is of his work and is not original to 1790. 3. The last overstamp is that of ID. It took quite some t...
by mk209
Tue May 14, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees
Replies: 238
Views: 185353

Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

Jason Holt

Moses Moses

Apprenticed in 1762 to Jason Holt of Plymouth, Jeweller, for £80. 10s.

Source: Arnold - Apprentices of Great Britain 1710-1773.
by mk209
Mon May 13, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution

B & B Joseph 137 Fore st. Exeter was in business during 1828 as a pawnbroker and silversmiths. Barnet Lyon Joseph and his brother Benedict Joseph were in business together. Benedict carried on the pawnbroker part after Barnet left the business.
by mk209
Mon May 13, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution

Barnets son Josephus B Joseph was born in Falmouth in 1828. Barnet Lyon came back to his birthplace during 1828 which ties into the date of his silvermarks, he is listed in Pigots being a silversmith and jeweller in Falmouth.

Matt.
by mk209
Sat May 11, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution

B & B Joseph is listed operating in Exeter 1828.

It is most likely that the Barnet Joseph named is Barnet Lyon as the other candidate Barnet Joseph is listed as a wollen draper.

There is no trace of Benedictus, Ben or Benedictus was mostly used as a middle name.
by mk209
Fri May 10, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: IH Joseph Hicks? Bright cut teaspoons
Replies: 7
Views: 6281

Re: IH Joseph Hicks? Bright cut teaspoons

This mark is also noted on tablespoons dated 1787 and 1788 and on sugartongs.

This mark can be dated 1787-1788.

Other marks show that this mark overlaps the use of Josephs JH mark.
by mk209
Fri May 10, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution

Barnet Lyon Joseph married Betsy Jacob in 1823.

He is listed as a watchmaker, jeweller & silversmith in Falmouth, Cornwall in the 1830’s

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